MORNING BULLETIN: Laws set to tackle abuse of low-paid workers; Government needs a shutdown, tweets Trump

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MORNING BULLETIN: Laws set to tackle abuse of low-paid workers; Government needs a shutdown, tweets Trump


IRELAND: The Government is to crack down on employers’ exploitation of low-paid workers through zero-hour, low-hour and banded hours contracts.

IRELAND: Cork University Hospital has recorded the highest number of patients on trolleys for the second month in a row.

IRELAND: The developers of Cork’s stalled events centre have asked for an extra €18m in state aid, with claims that costs were now “spiralling out of control”.

BUSINESS: Incidents of terrorism have taken their toll on traditional Irish holidaymaker destinations such as Disneyland Paris and Kusadasi in Turkey, the boss of the Irish Travel Agents Association has said.

WORLD: Donald Trump has said the US government "needs a good shutdown" to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signalling on Twitter his displeasure with a bill to keep operations running.

WORLD: North Korea's nuclear weapons development may be designed to take over arch-rival South Korea and coerce the United States into abandoning its close ally, a senior White House official has said.

ANALYSIS: The Vietnam war and Lyndon B Johnson put in appearances at the Jobstown trial yesterday. It’s all a long, long way from a west Dublin enclave and water charges, but such is the meandering journey of this unique trial.

SPORT: Should the Cork minor hurlers find a way past Waterford this evening, the likely prize — if you can even call it that — is a Munster MHC semi-final meeting away to All-Ireland champions Tipperary.


FEATURES: Whether in South Leinster or the south west, two new books will guide you on your journeys in the bicycle saddle, writes Dan MacCarthy.

ARTS: Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness went from mortal enemies to chuckling chums. Colm Meaney tells Esther McCarthy about portraying that unlikely friendship.

VIRAL: CIT's School of music got in touch with us about some of their young female students practising for their upcoming vocal exams and we think it's well worth a listen!

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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